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story So... I've come back with a new idea. What do you guys think?

sfoster

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From what I understand that sort of racism does not manifest or get tolerated inside of the armed forces.
Maybe during peace time some of it might spill through... but during a war? I have serious doubts.

You're gonna mess with someone for being black and then what, you expect that guy to cover your back in a war zone?

You're gonna trust your life to someone that you were just torturing?
You see your friends get shot and killed in front of your eyes, people are afraid they wont make it back home to their own families.

They need all the help they can get, everyone has to cover each others backs.
They take all their racist energy and they put it toward being racist against the Vietnamese instead.
 

From what I understand that sort of racism does not manifest or get tolerated inside of the armed forces.
Maybe during peace time some of it might spill through... but during a war? I have serious doubts.

You're gonna mess with someone for being black and then what, you expect that guy to cover your back in a war zone?

You're gonna trust your life to someone that you were just torturing?
You see your friends get shot and killed in front of your eyes, people are afraid they wont make it back home to their own families.

They need all the help they can get, everyone has to cover each others backs.
They take all their racist energy and they put it toward being racist against the Vietnamese instead.
Really???



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mlesemann

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My initial thought is to narrow it a bit. Have one black soldier who is terrorized by a white soldier. The other white soldiers range from casually racist to not racist but without an interest in defending him. The other black soldiers are horrified but only a couple are willing to actively help him, while the others are simply concerned with staying alive and out of trouble.

Add a moral dilemma to the rescue - he can save the man who tormented him AND a group of others. Or leave the tormentor to die - but lose his soul.
 
My initial thought is to narrow it a bit. Have one black soldier who is terrorized by a white soldier. The other white soldiers range from casually racist to not racist but without an interest in defending him. The other black soldiers are horrified but only a couple are willing to actively help him, while the others are simply concerned with staying alive and out of trouble.

Add a moral dilemma to the rescue - he can save the man who tormented him AND a group of others. Or leave the tormentor to die - but lose his soul.
how about four? it's only because I want the lieutenant to be chasing them for a bit. Plus isn't there kind of a moral dilemma already there?
 

mlesemann

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I think the extent to which racism was or wasn't/is or isn't tolerated may look different depending on whether you're black or white.
And yeah, I say the same thing about sexism and the different perspectives of men and women.
 
Well I was a military brat and my dad always told me that racism wasn't tolerated.
But I see it was a messed up time in history with the assassination of dr king
Well obviously different divisions had different people and different rules/regulations. However there were certain squads that were extremely racist, as you would've read, this is just one of them.
 

indietalk

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Go back to the Vet/Lawyer story it seems you got sidetracked.
 
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